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2021 Schools & Study

PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

CLAREMONT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE:
170 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont
398-0609 • cusd.claremont.edu

Currently, CUSD has more than 6,860 students in its K-12 program and runs an extensive adult school program. There are seven elementary schools, a school for the orthopedically handicapped, an intermediate and high school, a community day school and a continuation school. School board meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center. Agendas are posted online, or call (909) 398-0609 ext. 70102 for specific dates and times.

CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY
451 Chaparral Dr. • 398-0305

CONDIT ELEMENTARY
1750 N. Mountain Ave. • 398-0300

MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY
851 Santa Clara Ave. • 398-0308

OAKMONT ELEMENTARY
Oakmont Outdoor School
120 W. Green St. • 398-0313

SUMNER/DANBURY ELEMENTARY
1770 Sumner Ave. • 398-0320

SYCAMORE ELEMENTARY
225 W. Eighth St. • 398-0324

VISTA DEL VALLE ELEMENTARY
550 Vista Dr. • 398-0331

EL ROBLE INTERMEDIATE
665 N. Mountain Ave. • 398-0343

CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL
1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. • 624-9053

SAN ANTONIO HIGH SCHOOL
125 W. San Jose Ave. • 398-0316

COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL
Phoenix Academy
125 W. San Jose Ave. • 398-0609 ext. 21002

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
398-0373 • cusd.claremont.edu
Infant/toddler child care program; state/universal pre-school; school-age child care, grades K-6. A balanced selection of activities that integrate the cognitive, linguistic, social/emotional, physical and developmental areas. Supervised outdoor play and games, art, music, cooking, science, dramatic arts, computer time, field trips, quiet time and nutritional snacks. Limited funding is available to income-eligible families who meet state funding requirements.

CLAREMONT ADULT SCHOOL
170 W. San Jose Ave., Ste. 100, Claremont
cusd.claremont.edu
Each year Claremont Adult School serves more than 5,000 adults, providing quality, low-cost educational opportunities to adults from Claremont and surrounding communities. Classes offered include parenting, English as a second language, high school diploma/GED, computer skills, fine arts and foreign languages. Both daytime and evening classes are offered. Classes for older adults include painting, writing, lectures, foreign language, genealogy and needle arts. ESL and literacy classes are free.

PRESCHOOL, CHILDCARE AND TUTORING:

CLAREMONT HUMAN SERVICES
399-5490 • ci.claremont.ca.us
Programs are held at various locations. Registration is required for all sites:
TRACKS Activity Center (TAC)
El Roble Intermediate School
665 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont
399-5378 • ci.claremont.ca.us
7th and 8th grade, free after-school program
The TRACKS Activity Center strives to provide programing students will enjoy while promoting positive growth mentally, physically and emotionally through the programs and workshops offered.

YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTER (YAC)
1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
399-5363 • ci.claremont.ca.us
9th-12th grade, free after-school program
The Youth Activity Center strives to provide an all-inclusive, diverse program where youth explore their interests through workshops, activities, volunteering, peer support groups, informational services and spending time with peers and staff. The YAC provides free tutoring, a free dinner for participants, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, cooking workshops and teen committee meetings.

CLAREMONT AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, INC. (CLASP)
1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont
204-0127 • clasp4kids.org
CLASP is a nonprofit that offers after-school homework help, mentoring and enrichment/recreation activities to children in grades K-6 in Claremont Unified School District. To volunteer as a tutor or substitute tutor, contact CLASP’s tutor coordinator at 450-1079 or office@clasp4kids.org.
CLASP has five neighborhood centers:
Blaisdell Park Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., grades 4-6; Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., grades 4-6; Claremont Village Apartments, 965 W. Arrow Highway, grades K-6; Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, grades K-3; Wheeler Park Recreation Building, 626 Vista Dr., grades K-3.

CLAREMONT BAPTIST NURSERY SCHOOL
472 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont
624-8873 • claremontbns.org
Ages 3-4 years, in-class instruction 8:30 a.m. to noon, early drop off at 8 a.m., office open until 1 p.m. Daycare: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. School: 9 a.m to noon. Program runs September through June.
The nursery school’s goal is to meet the individual child’s needs at their present age of development. They aim to help children develop mental, physical, emotional and social potential for success in later school years. As a “happy, loving Christian environment in which children may grow,” Claremont Baptist offers reading readiness activities, small group instruction and creative play.

CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHILDREN’S CENTER
1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont
626-6261 • claremontpres.org
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Claremont Presbyterian Children’s Center is a fully accredited daycare center serving children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.

CLAREMONT UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont
624-2916 • claremontecc.org
Ages 3 months to 5 years. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Age-appropriate developmental program offered through hands-on experiences. Parent participation is encouraged. Accredited through the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

CLAREMONT UNITED METHODIST THE PRESCHOOL
215 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont
624-8223 • claremontpreschool.org
Accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The Preschool provides a play-based, developmentally appropriate program for children 2 to 5 years. Classrooms and outdoor environments are purposefully designed to challenge children, encourage exploration, self discovery, socialization, and to help children develop problem solving skills.

KIDDIE ACADEMY OF CLAREMONT
663 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont • 621-5112
kiddieacademy.com/academies/claremont/
Ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. An open atmosphere and academic curriculum provided by a nurturing, qualified teaching staff and a variety of activities and educational advantages in a safe, fully-equipped facility.

RED PRESCHOOL
211 E. Arrow Hwy., Claremont • 399-9222
internationalmonteessorischools.com
Ages 2 to 6 years. Hours for full-time school and day care: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; School hours 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Montessori method combines a specialized teaching style with specifically-designed materials to unlock each child’s natural motivation to learn. Montessori creates an environment in which the teacher plays the role of facilitator as each child satisfies his or her own inherent urge to learn and develop.

THE SEEDLING SCHOOL
1035 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont
445-1235 • foothillcds.org/seedling
Ages 2 to 5 years. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Part of Foothill Country Day, The Seedling School seeks to stimulate and encourage diversity of thought among children, and strives to develop character by teaching social skills, citizenship and moral values.

TREE OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER AT TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona
626-6937 • treeoflifepomona.com/
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ages 2 to 5 years. Temple Beth Israel Preschool provides a nurturing environment supporting children in their effort to establish their self-identity, self-esteem and growing desire for independence within the context of Reform Judaism. Temple Beth Preschool follows the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

PRIVATE ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS:

CARDEN ARBOR VIEW SCHOOL
1530 N. San Antonio Ave., Upland
982-9919 • cardenarborview.org
Ages 5 to 14 years, K-8. Summer school/camp, before and after care. CAVS is an independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian school. Accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools, the school has served children in kindergarten through eighth grade since 1981.

FOOTHILL COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
1035 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont
626-5681 • foothillcds.org
Grades K-8. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Foothill Country Day School is an independent school that has been providing kindergarten through 8th grade education since 1954. FCDS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools. Since 1999, The Seedling School has provided an educational program for children ages 3 to 5. Summer program available.

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION SCHOOL
611 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont
626-7135 • ola-ca.org
Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. School hours: Kindergarten, Monday through Thursday, 7:50 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday 7:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; grades 1-8, Monday through Thursday, 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday 7:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

THE WEBB SCHOOLS
1175 W. Base Line Rd., Claremont
626-3587 • webb.org
Consisting of Webb School for Boys and Vivian Webb School for Girls, the Webb Schools is an independent preparatory high school for 400 students located on a 70-acre campus. The Webb Schools is the home of the Alf Museum of Paleontology, the only accredited paleontology museum located on a secondary school campus in North America.

WESTERN CHRISTIAN
3105 Padua Ave., Claremont
624-8291• westernchristian.org/claremont
Preschool, K-5, Jr. High 6-8; High school in Upland. Established in 1920, Western Christian Schools is a non-denominational, non-sectarian, private school system with nonprofit status. The school’s mission is to provide students with a quality education in a Christian-centered community.

SPECIAL EDUCATION:

ABILITYFIRST CLAREMONT CENTER
480 S. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont
621-4727 • abilityfirst.org
AbilityFirst helps children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities to reach their full potential by offering a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs. Most AbilityFirst programs qualify for funding through the state, however, as a nonprofit organization, they rely heavily on the support of donors.

CASA COLINA CHILDREN’S SERVICE CENTER
255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona
596-7733 ext. 4200 • casacolina.org
The Casa Colina Children’s Services Center helps children with acquired and developmental disabilities to reach new heights—and brings their families a renewed sense of hope. Our experienced therapists and pediatric specialists work with at-risk children, aged infant to 15, on language, cognition, socialization, and gross and fine motor skills to help them achieve new milestones with peers, teachers, and their families.

OPARC (ONTARIO-POMONA ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS)
9029 Vernon Ave., Montclair
985-3116 • oparc.com
Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. OPARC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities achieve their full potential. Accredited by CARF.

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

CAMP CLAREMONT
City of Claremont Human Services
Alexander Hughes Center
1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont
claremontrec.com
The city of Claremont offers supervised activities for teens in middle school and high school at the YAC and TAC Activity Centers. For more information, contact the YAC at (909) 399-5363 and/or the TAC at (909) 399-5360. For elementary age kids, Camp Claremont kicks off each summer in mid-June offering eight weeks of camp for a nominal fee.

CEF SLICE OF SUMMER
112 Harvard Ave., #191, Claremont • 399-1709
claremonteducationalfoundation.org
The Claremont Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to promote quality education in the Claremont Unified School District. Through a variety of fundraising efforts, CEF helps provide art and music instruction in the elementary schools and fund technology in the middle and high schools. Through the generosity of donors, CEF is able to maintain the educational experience we have come to expect in Claremont. CEF’s board of directors is composed of business and community leaders, parents and district staff who together carry out the foundation’s mission “To protect and enrich quality public education in Claremont.” CEF is a member of the California Consortium of Education Foundations.

PROJECT THINK AT THE COLLEGES
909-717-7848
projectthink.com • info@projectthink.com
Project THINK is an academic program designed to stimulate and motivate students to learn by using all their senses in hands-on activities. Field trips and professional guest speakers enhance the program. Classroom aides and specialists provide a small ratio of students to instructor, enabling small group and individual instruction.

NEARBY COLLEGES:

CAL POLY POMONA
3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona
869-7659 • cpp.edu
Cal Poly Pomona is one of the 23 California State University campuses and is located on 1438 acres that were once the winter ranch home of WK Kellogg. Cal Poly integrates technology into a traditional liberal arts education as well as into the applied sciences.

CITRUS COLLEGE
1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora
(626) 963-0323 • citruscollege.edu
Citrus offers AA degrees and general education courses. Student services include tutoring, computer skills labs, transfer guidance, career counseling and assessment and college success workshops and classes. Opened in 1915, Citrus is the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.

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